Friday, June 13, 2008

Lessons learned from the 1991 Oakland fire

SFGate has an interesting story about lessons that were learned from the 1991 fire in Oakland that claimed the lives of 25 people and burned 3,000 homes. Here's a very brief excerpt:
"We don't ever want to happen what happened in '91 and it showed today," Battalion Chief Lorenzo Frediani said Thursday afternoon as he returned from the scene of a 2-acre grass and brush fire, near the epicenter of the 1991 blaze, that took crews about 90 minutes to contain.

"Fighting a building fire and a natural wildfire is the difference between writing a newspaper article and writing a novel," Frediani said.

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